Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce

Overview

This Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce is for you if you work or are looking to work with young people in early leaning, childcare, social care or learning development or support.

It will demonstrate your competence to employers and could lead to you getting a job like a nursery assistant, care worker, youth worker or registered childminder.

This course will also bridge the gap to allow you to go on to take further qualifications to develop your skills, knowledge and progress your career.

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Entry Requirements

You will need good GCSE grades - ideally grades A-D. You will also need to be on a placement with an employer (eg. nursery, pre-school, or as a childminder) either as an employee or a volunteer, for approximately 10 hours a week. You will also need a DBS check.

Teaching & Learning

    As a competence qualification it will need the support of an employer. It's anticipated that it will take 12 months to complete this qualification but this will be discussed with you when you start. It's a rolling programme so you can start at any time of the year.

    Learning will be varied and will include workplace learning and sessions run by our expert tutors with PowerPoints, videos, tutor led group discussions and group work so you will get to meet other people on a similar journey to you.

    There is also a requirement of individual study and there may be the requirement of witness testimonies from the workplace. Your assessor will visit the workplace to observe you carrying out the job to complete the competence element. An e-portfolio will be used for collection of evidence.

    Progression Routes

    This qualification naturally progresses to the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator).

    Fee Information

    The cost of the course is £774 but you could be eligible for full or part funding - Discretionary Support Funds or an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There are eligibility requirements to have the course fully funded including being a current UK resident, aged 19+ and having lived in the EU for at least 3 years - please enquire with our enrolment team.

    Check for learner loans available for the full amount of the course by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    Loan eligibility doesn't depend on your income and there are no credit checks. You'll have to pay your loan back when both the following apply:

    • you've finished your course
    • you earn more than £25,000 a year

    Loan Bursary Fund

    You may also be eligible for money from the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund if you need help with some costs while studying, for example childcare, travel or trips related to your course.

    More information on funding options is available here: https://sslcourses.co.uk/courses/fees-funding-loans

    Additional Information

    An interview with a member of staff, initial assessment and employment or voluntary placement for at least 10 hours a week are required to secure a place on this course.

    This is a rolling programme so you can start at any time of the year.

    Available Courses

    Location
    Bridgwater SS&L
    Churchill House, Robins Drive
    Bridgwater
    Somerset
    TA6 4DL
    Day Thursday
    Start Any
    Finish Varied
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Sessions
    Code FS2BW01
    Cost FREE
    Location
    Frome Christchurch St

    Frome
    Somerset
    BA11 1EB
    Day Friday
    Start Any
    Finish Varied
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Sessions
    Code FS2FR02
    Cost FREE
    Location
    Minehead The Avenue

    Minehead
    Somerset
    TA24 5AY
    Day Thursday
    Start Any
    Finish Varied
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Sessions
    Code FS2MI01
    Cost FREE
    Location
    Taunton Courtenay House, Blackbrook Park Avenue

    Taunton
    Somerset
    TA1 2PX
    Day Tuesday
    Start Any
    Finish Varied
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Sessions
    Code FS2TA01
    Cost FREE
    Location
    Taunton Courtenay House, Blackbrook Park Avenue

    Taunton
    Somerset
    TA1 2PX
    Day Wednesday
    Start Any
    Finish Varied
    Time 18:00 - 20:00
    Sessions
    Code FS2TA05
    Cost FREE
    Location
    Yeovil SS&L
    2nd Floor, Dolphin House, 21 Hendford
    Yeovil
    Somerset
    BA20 1TQ
    Day Thursday
    Start Any
    Finish Varied
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Sessions
    Code FS2YE01
    Cost FREE